A Mother Brings Her Son to be Shot
One night Majella O'Donnell took her teenage son Philly to be shot in both legs. Majella, Philly and his shooters all live within an extraordinary community in Derry, Northern Ireland. The “Troubles” officially ended in 1998 but they are still at war. They do not accept the government or police.
All this happens within the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom.
How do you bring your son to be shot? What happens afterwards?
How does family life continue? How does a community respond? When do wars really end? For five years Sinéad O’Shea has filmed this shocking portrait of a post conflict society.
Official Selection BFI London Film Festival 2017 - Debate Strand - World premiere
- Type of film
- Running Time
- 86 mins
- Sinead O'Shea 1st Feature
- Ailish Bracken, Sinead O'Shea
- Figs Jackman
- Executive Producer
- Joshua Oppenheimer, André Singer, Katie Holly
- Enda O'Dowd
- Director of Photography
- Richard Kendrick, Ross McDonnell
- Killian Fitzgerald
- George Brennan
- Film image
- ©Blinder Films and SOS Productions Limited
- Production Note
- Executive produced by Academy Award©-winning director Joshua Oppenheimer (The Act of Killing)
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Last updated 10th October 2017